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Dean Partlett was Dean of the W&L School of Law from:
> Fall 2000 - Spring 2006
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David F. Partlett
|Dean and Professor of Law
Dean Partlett earned his LL.B. from the University of Sydney School of Law in 1970, his LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1974 and his S.J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980.
From 1974 to 1975, Partlett served as a senior legal officer for the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department in Canberra, Australia, where he was responsible for policy advice on the Racial Discrimination Act and other related human rights legislation. Partlett then served as principal law reform officer for the Australian Law Reform Commission before joining the faculty of the Australian National University in 1978. Partlett was a member of the faculty there through 1987 and served as associate dean from 1982 to 1985. Partlett was a visiting professor of law at Vanderbilt during the 1987-88 academic year and then joined the faculty full-time. At Vanderbilt, Partlett served as a senior fellow in the Institute for Public Policy Studies, and as acting dean of the Vanderbilt University Law School, during 1996-97. On July 1, 2000 Partlett became Dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
||Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, School of Law|
||Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, Canberra, Senior Legal Officer|
||Part-time Lecturer in Torts, Australian National University|
||Australian Law Reform Commission, Principal Law Reform Officer|
||Visiting Scholar, University of Virginia, School of Law|
||Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader (elect), Faculty of Law, Australian National University|
||Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, Australian National University|
||John Sparkman Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Alabama, School of Law|
||Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law|
||Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School; Senior Fellow, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies|
||Acting Dean, Vanderbilt University Law School|
||Dean and Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
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Professor Partlett is available to be interviewed on the following subjects:
• Tort Reform
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